Saturday, April 20, 2013

Playing With Dolls

'We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters' lengthening flight" ~ Letty Cottin I thought she would never play with her girly toys. We have a room full of dolls and dress up for Libbie. Thus far she would rather play with Legos, Star Wars, and ANY Action Figure Hoot fancies. I know this comes with having an older brother she idolizes... (he likes her to play with him too even when he doesn't admit it). Last night she asked me to come in HER room and play dolls... She wanted me to be the mom and she would be the daddy. And she called me "Darling" and asked me to dance... We must be doing a good job parenting... however Lambert has never called me "Darling"... So we played dolls for a LONG time... she didn't want to stop and when her daddy came in to the room.... she asked him to leave!!! Girls only DAD!! (Her words). I cherished EVERY moment of play time... Girls only!! Maybe there is hope. So this morning I found her in her room... playing dolls AGAIN!!! DSC_8206 DSC_8212 DSC_8192 DSC_8188 DSC_8210 Dixie is ALWAYS nearby... "Protecting" She loves Libbie DSC_8198 Libbie has always been the organizer... Everything is in it's place in her room... She even did this in China... She would line things up very orderly. DSC_8214 I had to go check on the laundry and when I came back into her room.... I found this!!! At least she's playing with dolls!!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hazy Day on the Dock

Libbie has become quite the cooperative subject these days. She loves to be photographed. I'm taking full advantage of it while it lasts. I'm certain this will be a short season. She enjoys looking at herself and I often find her in her room looking in the mirror and talking. I remember when Hoot did this. Hoot was selected to be in his shcool play, South Pacific, so he is busy in the afternoons with rehersal. I've had a few opportunities to take Libbie out for sessions. I'm still in awe of her deep dark eyes. She is such a beauty and a silly silly little girl all the same. “For finding your mother, there's one certain test. You must look for the creature who loves you the best.” —David Kirk, DSC_6435wm DSC_6455wm DSC_6444wm DSC_6458wm and just to demonstrate the silly.... DSC_6453wm